Album Year List (2020)

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2020, in a lot of ways, was a massive clusterfuck of a year. As it gradually progressed, we were more and more trapped inside. Concerts and festivals were understandably cancelled or indefinitely postponed and with only one proper concert under our collective belts, we here at Sounds from the Dark Side have seen better, more productive and overall happier times. The upside, as always, is the same: at least we still have music. And because staying at home provides with a lot more time to actually sit down and listen to albums, we’ve extended this year’s album lists with an extra ten entries each, giving you even more stuff to check out. Here we go.

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Mr. Bungle – The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo

Eureka! Mr. Bungle is back! We know, it’s not the perfect time to talk about Easter Bunnies while everybody is decorating trees. But when Mike Patton and friends return after 21 years with a re-recording of their 1986 obscure cassette demo we gladly make an exception.    Continue reading

Thurston Moore – By The Fire

We saw some raving reviews lately about a 62 year old who made a new record. And as you might know by now… when old people release music, we at Sounds from the Dark Side eventually also folk to the sidelines for our own critical appraisal. Continue reading

Wax Chattels – Clot

With 2021 on the horizon, we wonder if you still got room for some experiment coming from the New Zealand noise-punk scene. It’s from a guitarless guitar band… Yep, still interested? Continue reading

Motorpsycho – The All Is One

Norway’s most famous alt rock institute is back to end a trilogy that was never really a trilogy. Confused? Excellent… Continue reading

SLIFT – UMMON

If you’re interested in heavy space rock coming from the capital of the European aerospace industry you better drop what you’re doing right now and check this one out immediately.    Continue reading

Sloath – III

Genres, who needs them? Well, if you really can’t live without them: this review is about sludge, stoner, drone, psychedelic metal or… rock or something like that. To be more specific, it’s about a band called Sloath who have been stealthy binding all of the aforementioned together for quite some time now. Here’s your chance to get acquainted.  Continue reading